For the first time, non-English language Movie ‘Paracite’ wins Oscar for Best Picture

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for Joker and Renée Zellweger takes home best actress


Biaznextindia: For the first time in the 92 year-long history of Academy Awards a non-English language movie has received the best picture award. Apart from best Picture, the South Korean thriller “Parasite’ has won the Oscar in another three categories –Direction, Original screenplay & best international feature film.

“‘Parasite,’ a genre-defying tale of class warfare, allowed voters to simultaneously embrace the future — Hollywood may finally be starting to move past its overreliance on white stories told by white filmmakers — and remain reverential to decades-old tradition: Unlike some other best-picture nominees, ‘Parasite’ was given a conventional release in theatres” reported the New York Times.

Receiving the Award Paracite Director Bon Joon-ho said “Writing a script is always such a lonely process. We never write to represent our countries. But this is very first Oscar to South Korea. Thank you”.

Meanwhile, Joaquin Phoenix has been awarded as best actor for Crime Thriller Jocker. Jocker has also bagged the Oscar for best Original score.

Renée Zellweger, Best Actress Image Credit: @TheAcademy

Reene Zellweger has got the best actress for Judy. Brad Pitt has been awarded as the best supporting actor for Once upon a time… in Hollywood. The movie also bagged the Oscar for best production design.

Another most acclaimed movie ‘1917’ has bagged the Academy award in 3 categories – Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins) and Visual Effects.

Ford Vs Ferrari has won the Academy Award for best Sound Editing and Best film editing.

In the Short film category ‘Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)’ has won the best documentary short feature. The Neighbors’ Window has won as the ‘best Live-action short film’.


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